sanscript: Actually, intelligent design and Darwinism isn't in conflict with each other...
I must totally disagree on that, intelligent design (tm) (c) is only a pseudo-science.
I just don't understand the parallel with "coronavirus created by China
It's possible to test this theory (and there are good hints it's false : https://www.biorxiv.org/content/10.1101/2020.03.02.974139v2
) while creationist and ID share the same DNA : not possible to test their claims (cf Popper view of what is science or not)
a cylinder might also be a rectangle or a circle.
Depending of your point of view, you can see part
of cylinder as a rectangle or a circle.
But 1/ a rectangle is not a cylinder and cannot be viewed as a cylinder.
2/ someone pretending that there are only rectangle and cylinders don't exist because if you look the RIGHT way you see only a rectangle is lying to you and taking you for an imbecile. That's what creationist and IDers do.
IDers voluntarily hide some experiments, observations, to let you think that there is only 'god' that can explain their views and that evolution cannot exist by itself.
Our carbon-dating techniques might be flawed, but the nonsense about only 6000 years old world is really an archaic way of looking at the world. I've never met anyone in real life or on the web that actually takes that seriously (but then again I, never go to such "meetings").
In USA : around 40 % of the USA people believe of world created less than 10 000 years ago. https://news.gallup.com/poll/210956/belief-creationist-view-humans-new-low.aspx
If you add IDers or the like that is 76%. Only 19% don't need a puppeter or santa claus to guide evolution.
Remember also creationism is vastly taught in schools of USA(not every states) and sometimes (often) Evolution is not, or at best is said to be of the same level of proof than creationism. That will certainly have major effect in the next years.
If you want to see what such disbelief in science can lead (and I put IDers in the same bucket) : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indiana_Pi_Bill
It was in 1897. Not so far, hey !
EDIT 2: Also, intelligent design isn't synonymous with common religion. USA has the last 40 years been neglecting education which also leads to more people adopting religion.
OK it's not synonymous but Intelligent design is for me the Troyan Horse of creationism. If you believe in ID you are more prone after that to believe in creationism. Just modifying 6000 years to a few millions or billions doesn't really change anything. It's just that ID mimicks science to be appealing to more people, those with a faint taint of scientific education.
I must add that there are many "currents" of IDers, from the less religious and more 'scientific' to the more religious and more creationnist ones.
How many PHD's does it take to be able to say "I don't know", or grasp how corruption destroys the integrity of people and institutions?
I don't know, I know that a lot of PhD in France are quite angry against our government and how rich people are responsible of the actual crisis.
If you can translate that to english: https://www.liberation.fr/debats/2020/03/24/j-ai-la-rage_1782912
How many incult persons does it take to say 'I know The Truth' and begin to burn books and then people ?
Well, I think coronavirus is going to teach us again the lesson (Yep, I'm a pessimistic person!)
Do you honestly think that crony capitalism is grounded in science? Of course it is ideology, because it is blatantly invested in it's own perpetuation.